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Individuals profiled in this set include Swiss microbiologist and Nobel Prize winner Werner Arber, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, Polish astronomer Elisabeth Hevelius, German mathematician and theoretical astronomer August Ferdinand Mobius, French chemist Joseph Proust, Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and British naturalist, explorer, geographer, and biologist Alfred Russel Wallace
An authoritative and informative volume that examines the scientific achievements in chemistry for which the Nobel Prize has been awarded. Biographies of all 116 Nobel laureates explore their scientific achievements and their human side. Many essays were written by colleagues, coworkers, or former students of the laureates, and all living laureates reviewed their entries for accuracy.
"World of Chemistry is a single-volume, subject-specific resource of chemistry aimed at students. It contains more than 1,200 entries covering many topics in the field including chemicals, theories, discoveries, concepts, people that have demonstrated significant impact upon the field, and recent developments that may have future impact.
The Nobel Prize, bequeathed to the rest of the world by Alfred Nobel, is arguably the highest accolade. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been given for more than 100 years to reward the most important chemical discoveries and achievements in the preceding year, regardless of nationality. Nobel Laureate Contributions to 20th Century Chemistry provides detailed biographical information on each of the laureates and includes a summary of the chemistry that won them the prize. This well researched and detailed book also includes captivating lesser known facts and anecdotes about the scientists, revealing the personalities behind these great minds. There is also an interesting section mapping out the relationships (familial and professional) between the laureates. Each entry covers the laureates known honours and awards in historical context with their peers and also presents the scientist's own view of their work sourced from their Nobel lectures. This book should appeal to anyone interested in science and the history of science and offers a fascinating insight into the most highly celebrated chemists of our time.